Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's trivia question is Jordan. Crown Prince Abdullah, now King Abdullah II, was a fan and was given a non-speaking appearance in an episode of Voyager.

Today's question is:
What was the currency of Greece immediately prior to the adoption of the euro?

Update, 2/16/09: Unless someone has a better idea, I'm going to hold off posting the answers until I post the next day's question. That way, everyone has a chance to participate without being influenced by other answers.

Many correct answers on this question :-)

13 comments:

PeggyU said...

Denarius maybe?

M.A. said...

Greek currency was in drakmas.
My wife and I honeymooned there (years ago).

Joshua Sasmor said...

The drachma! I have a 10 drachma coin that I used as a golf marker once :) It's now in the large folder with all of my other "collection" coins.

Donalbain said...

Drachma

mazenko said...

The drachma

Stopped Clock said...

Drachma, unless this is a trick question and they adopted the lira for a month or something.

PeggyU said...

Ok, now I know I posted it before. And NO I didn't cheat, though I had to think on it a while. I think it is a denarius, because that's what they called it in ancient Greece ... but I'm not for sure on that!

Fritz J. said...

As I recall the unit of currency for Greece used to be the Drachma. I confess I have no idea what the exchange rate was, but I think it took quite a few Drachmas to equal a dollar. I will also admit that I was unaware that Greece had stopped using the Drachma and switched to the Euro. Now I'm going to go Google and see if I'm right.

MAJ K said...

The drachma. As in the old, but politically incorrect (snort) joke:

"What's a Grecian urn? Oh, about 70 drachma a week."

rightwingprof said...

I know! I know!

Can I say, er, write it?

Seven letters. Begins with D.

Anonymous said...

So far there have been Star Wars questions and coin questions, how am I not surprised?

Drakma.

Luke said...

It was the Dracma one up.(I think tht's the right spelling). I didn't even have to look that

Polski3 said...

Drachma.